Music from India
Sora Nilabati epic song with lute
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In the back garden under a tamarind tree, plains Sora village with 18 houses called Desmondpur, Rayagada district, Orissa.
Sonyasi Sora (singer, bun-bun-rai lute)
The itinerant Sora singer, Sonyasi Sora sings the Nilabati epic, which recounts the story of an old Sora kingdom. He accompanies himself on the bun-bun-rai lute, a one-stringed drone instrument, which is known throughout India as ektara (one-string). He is supported by a cymbal player and an appreciative crowd. The selected piece is taken from the beginning of the performance. Noon, 21-02-2001, in the back garden under a tamarind tree, plains Sora village with 18 houses called Desmondpur, Rayagada district, Orissa. Sonyasi Sora belongs to the Sora tribe and sings in the Austro-Asiatic language Sora and the north-Indian language Oriya.